Old-fashioned cinnamon cookies with a whimsical name.
a.. 1 tablespoon sugar
b.. 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
c.. 1 cup shortening
d.. 1 1/2 cups sugar
e.. 2 eggs
f.. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
g.. 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
h.. 1 teaspoon baking soda
i.. 1/2 teaspoon salt
j.. 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
In a shallow bowl, combine 1 tablespoon sugar and cinnamon; set aside. Cream shortening; gradually add 1 1/2 cups sugar, beating well. Add eggs; beat well. Stir in vanilla.
In a separate bowl, sift together flour, soda, salt and cream of tartar. Add sifted ingredients to creamed mixture; stir until well blended.
Shape dough into 1-inch balls and roll in cinnamon-sugar mixture. Place snickerdoodles 2 inches apart on lightly greased baking sheets.
Bake snickerdoodles at 400° for 6 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Makes about 4 dozen snickerdoodles.